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'''Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet''', Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh|FRSE (15 August 1771 – 21 September 1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright and poet. Many of his works remain classics of both English-language literature and of Scottish literature. Famous titles include ''Ivanhoe'', ''Rob Roy (novel)|Rob Roy'', ''Old Mortality'', ''The Lady of the Lake (poem)|The Lady of the Lake'', ''Waverley (novel)|Waverley'', ''The Heart of Midlothian'' and ''The Bride of Lammermoor''. Although primarily remembered for his extensive literary works and his political engagement, Scott was an advocate, judge and legal administrator by profession, and throughout his career combined his writing and editing work with his daily occupation as Clerk of Session and Sheriff court|Sheriff-Depute of Selkirkshire. A prominent member of the Tory (political faction)|Tory...
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Pseudonym| birth_date = 15 August 1771
Death date{{death date and age|df=yes|1832|9|21|1771|8|15}}
Death placeAbbotsford House|Abbotsford, Roxburghshire
Scotland
Occupation{{unbulleted list |Historical novelist|Poet |{{hlist|Faculty of Advocates|Advocate}} |Sheriff-Depute |Clerk of Session}}
NationalityBritish
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MovementRomanticism
SpouseCharlotte Carpenter (Charpentier)
ReligionElder of the Church of Scotland
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